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Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Dies in DUI Crash at Pecos Rd & Maule Ave

Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Dies in DUI Crash at Pecos Rd & Maule Ave

Las Vegas, NV (April 1, 2024) - On Easter Sunday, March 31, a pedestrian was killed following a crash involving an alleged drunk driver in the Las Vegas area. The deadly accident was reported at the corner of S. Pecos Road and E. Maule Avenue late that night at around 8:43 p.m. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched after being notified of a major pedestrian-vehicle accident.

According to local reports, a 2009 Nissan Versa was headed northbound as a pedestrian was crossing near the intersection. The 35-year-old male pedestrian was hit by the oncoming motor vehicle. The injured party suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Local reports indicated that they believe alcohol may have played a role in the fatal accident. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld. No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada

Traveling as a pedestrian is far from safe. People are not built to withstand the impact of a motor vehicle, and those traveling on foot are at greater risk of suffering potentially life-changing injuries in the event of a crash. In Nevada, the majority of deadly pedestrian crashes take place in Las Vegas, the state’s most popular city for tourists and visitors across the globe. There were 53 pedestrian deaths reported in the city in 2023. Pedestrian safety is a serious concern in the state, and if you or someone close to you is seriously hurt in a crash, it is important that you are ready to pursue a claim with the help of a qualified attorney.

Pedestrian accidents are known to be severe, and victims are often killed as a result of their injuries. It can be difficult to manage the death of a loved one, and it is often even harder if you later learn that someone else’s negligent actions contributed to the incident. You may feel too overwhelmed due to your loss to consider taking legal action. It is important that you are ready to protect your legal rights during this difficult time. That is often only possible when you work with a qualified attorney with a proven track record of handling successful wrongful death cases.

Under Nevada state law, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim after a deadly crash in order to recover lost compensation. However, these types of cases are often complicated. You need a trained Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer to help guide you through the complicated claims process. The trained team of lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to get to work on your case. If you are ready to discuss your case with a caring lawyer, contact our law offices today at 775-227-2280 to get to work on your claim.

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